Isle caps off top season
Christmas came early for Andy Isle who was crowned NBS player of the year at the club’s annual prize-giving on Saturday (Nov 13).
It was the second time that NBS Waahi Taakaro’s lowest competition handicapper has won the award, adding to the title he received in 2015.
And the prize-money and plaudits didn’t stop there as he collected a rare jackpot with a pair of birdie twos as he helped his team comfortably win the end of season ambrose.
Andy’s player of the year award was built on his win in the season-long Barkman Trophy and victory in both the Senior Stroke and the NBS Senior Club Champs. He also put in a solid shift as No 1 in our Sloan Trophy team.
Dave Blake finished as runner-up in the player of the year stakes after a win in the Brebde senior/junior with Jim McMullan and seconds in the C & Legal Stroke, Intermediate Stroke and NBS Intermediate Club Champs.
Third was NBS Intermediate Club Champ and Intermediate Stroke winner Richard Pearson followed closely by NBS Junior B Club Champ and Junior B Stroke winner Mike Murphy.
Another multiple winner was Paul McCrae who captured the C & F Legal Stroke and Junior A Stroke on top of the Burns Philp Cup and Summer Fedex, both of which don’t count in the player of the year calculations. Barry Rhodes was also a double winner, taking out the Pat Melville Memorial and the coveted Individual matchplay title, as was Paul Tunnicliff, who added to his trophy haul with the Stubberfield Cup and a win with Brendan Doyle in the Cap-it-all Trophy.
And who could forget Warren Carey’s triumph in the NBS Junior A Club Champs after qualifying as eighth and last seed.
On Saturday – in a damp finish to the season – the Handy Andys took out the 10-team modified ambrose with an impressive score of 121.125 from Daisy’s Dogs (131.375) and the Four Wheelers (135.375). Thanks to Warwick King and the others who helped out on the day.
The summer season begins on November 27 with the first round of the Burns Philp Cup.
Waahi Taakaro cup/competition winners 2020-21
Burns Philp Cup: Paul McCrae 1st, Warwick King 2nd
Penketh Plate: Hamish Cadigan 1st, Barry Rhodes 2nd
Stubberfield Cup: Paul Tunnicliff 1st, Bryan Ramsey 2nd
Pat Melville Memorial: Barry Rhodes 1st, Andrew Craig 2nd
Summer Fedex: Paul McCrae, Jim McMullan
Cap-it-all Trophy: Paul Tunnicliff/Brendan Doyle 1st, Paul McCrae/Lewis Wilson 2nd
Brebde senior/junior: Dave Blake/Jim McMullan 1st, Steve Russell/Andrew Craig 2nd
Individual Matchplay: Barry Rhodes 1st, Peter Watson 2nd
Six-hole Challenge: Warwick King 1st, Lindsay Brooks 2nd
Shootout Trophy: Peter Watson 1st, Warren Carey 2nd
Barkman Trophy: Andy Isle 1st, Lindsay Brooks 2nd
C & F Legal Stroke: Paul McCrae 1st, Dave Blake 2nd
Junior B Stroke: Mike Murphy 1st, Grant Fergusson 2nd
Junior A Stroke: Paul McCrae 1st, Neil McLaren 2nd
Intermediate Stroke: Richard Pearson 1st, Dave Blake 2nd
Senior Stroke: Andy Isle 1st, Peter Watson 2nd
NBS Junior B club champ: Mike Murphy 1st, Grant Fergusson 2nd
NBS Junior A club champ: Warren Carey 1st, Neil McLaren 2nd
NBS Intermediate club champ: Richard Pearson 1st, Dave Blake 2nd
NBS Senior club champ: Andy Isle 1st, Peter Watson 2nd
NBS Player of the year: Andy Isle 1st, Dave Blake 2nd
Summer Fedex final points top six
Paul McCrae 44, Jim McMullan 32, Barry Rhodes 30, Paul Tunnicliff and Peter Watson 26, Bryan Ramsey 25
Barkman Trophy final points top six
Andy Isle 31, Lindsay Brooks 27, Peter Green 26, Dave Blake and Maurice Woodhouse 23, Paul McCrae 22
Player of the Year final points top six
Andy Isle 185, Dave Blake 155, Richard Pearson 150, Mike Murphy 140, Warren Carey and Peter Watson 125